Editorial: Put N.J. gay marriage befo...

Editorial: Put N.J. gay marriage before voters in referendum

There are 10 comments on the The Times of Trenton story from Dec 16, 2012, titled Editorial: Put N.J. gay marriage before voters in referendum. In it, The Times of Trenton reports that:

Speaker Sheila Oliver hugs assemblyman Reed Gusciora after the New Jersey Assembly passed the gay marriage bill in Trenton on Thursday, February 16, 2012 Assemblyman Reed Gusciora is ruffling the feathers of his own Democratic Party as well as irritating gay rights advocates by proposing that same-sex marriage be put to a public vote .

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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Dec 16, 2012
Bad idea. Civil rights for any group should be automatic under the 14th Amendment and the Supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Dec 16, 2012
Let's also put to N.J. voters a referendum on whether we should continue to allow Buddhists, Hindus, and Catholics to be allowed to marry.
christina

Mesa, AZ

#3 Dec 16, 2012
Fine then I wanna be able to vote on Gusciora and Oliver's marriages. If I don't see it fit, bam, divorce. It works both ways
Ray

Newport, OR

#4 Dec 16, 2012
I'm against "gay marriage" but I say put it on the ballot in every state. Gays that want to get "married" can move to the states where it passes.
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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#6 Dec 16, 2012
Ray wrote:
I'm against "gay marriage" but I say put it on the ballot in every state. Gays that want to get "married" can move to the states where it passes.
Let's put the right to marry on the ballot for ALL AMERICANS......Gay, Lesbian or straight.....would that be okay with you? I mean if you should be allowed to vote on my right to marry the person of my choosing......then I should be able to vote on your right to marry the person of YOUR choosing......would you be okay with that?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#7 Dec 16, 2012
"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections." (SCOTUS)

Attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies wrote in their prop.8 filing: "Fourteen times the Supreme Court has stated that marriage is a fundamental right of all individuals. This case tests the proposition whether the gay and lesbian Americans among us should be counted as ‘persons’ under the 14th Amendment, or whether they constitute a permanent underclass ineligible for protection under that cornerstone of our Constitution.”

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#8 Dec 16, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections." (SCOTUS)
Attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies wrote in their prop.8 filing: "Fourteen times the Supreme Court has stated that marriage is a fundamental right of all individuals. This case tests the proposition whether the gay and lesbian Americans among us should be counted as ‘persons’ under the 14th Amendment, or whether they constitute a permanent underclass ineligible for protection under that cornerstone of our Constitution.”
BIG RED HEART!

Bon Jovi - It's my life w/ lyrics

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Dec 16, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections." (SCOTUS)
Attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies wrote in their prop.8 filing: "Fourteen times the Supreme Court has stated that marriage is a fundamental right of all individuals. This case tests the proposition whether the gay and lesbian Americans among us should be counted as ‘persons’ under the 14th Amendment, or whether they constitute a permanent underclass ineligible for protection under that cornerstone of our Constitution.”
Ted Olson For President !

David Boies For Secretary of Gays !

:)

:)

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#10 Dec 17, 2012
Ray wrote:
I'm against "gay marriage" but I say put it on the ballot in every state. Gays that want to get "married" can move to the states where it passes.
Then why not vote on celibacy in the Catholic Church?

Circumcision among Jews and Muslims?

How about we do what General Smuts wanted to do in South Africa and make only "Christian marriages" valid (BTW he never was able to say what determines a "christian marriage". Something tells me you have the same trouble.)

Since: Mar 07

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#11 Dec 17, 2012
Ray wrote:
I'm against "gay marriage" but I say put it on the ballot in every state. Gays that want to get "married" can move to the states where it passes.
Do straight folks? Do you need to do that based on your race?

Why would anyone put up with that?

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